Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

These simple sweet potato fries go perfect with cheeseburgers and grilled summer meals! I have been making these fries every week for a while now. they are my absolute favorite. My husband and son only eat these oven fries I posted a long time ago, but us girls love these. It makes such a nutritious…

Easy Rice and Orzo Pilaf

I have been wanting to share this recipe for a while now because it is one I make quite often. This is a perfect side dish that will go with chicken, fish or pork. Using brown rice and whole wheat pasta makes this healthy too! It has been a busy week around here and I…

Make Ahead Cream Scones

I believe that every one should have a good and reliable scone recipe. This recipe is it. I have been stashing these in my freezer for a year or two now and knew I needed to share the recipe. I preferably like this one because it can be made ahead, frozen and then baked with…

Layered Salad

This salad is perfect for a family barbecue! This has become my go to salad for picnics, potlucks, barbecues, and even some holidays. It is a colorful salad full of some of our favorite veggies-lettuce, peas, tomatoes, and onions. It seems that when I don’t know what side to make I always end up making a…

Buttered Spring Pasta with Ricotta

If you need some inspiration for a delicious spring dinner then turn to this veggie filled quick dinner! This buttered pasta with ricotta and peas is a simple recipe that makes a easy pasta sauce that can be personalized a bunch of different ways. Add slivered garlic or red pepper to the butter as it…

Mixed Green Salad with Oranges and Cranberries

This salad is easy to make and is the perfect winter season salad! This salad is personally one of my favorites! I have been eating it a couple of times a week. it is easy enough for a weeknight but a little fancy so can be used for company! If you use it on a…

Cheesy Garlic Bread

This cheesy garlic bread is simply the best! With the melted garlic butter and all that cheese you just can not go wrong. This makes an easy side for your dinner especially if you have some French bread loaves stuffed in the freezer. I always have some of these tucked away for just this recipe!…

Stove-Top Maple Baked Beans

Do you like baked beans or are you a hater of them?  I have always liked to eat baked beans. My mom would make it once a week it seemed like. Now, I know why! They make a super easy and healthy side dish- especially this stove top version! Making your own baked beans just…

Mexican Refried Beans

These beans are so versatile. You can mash them up for some refried bean as a side. Serve them with cheese in a burrito or taco. These often make an apperance at our table. They are just so delicious and easy too. If you have never made your own refried beans you are missing out!…

Homemade Creamy Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is another one of the classic side dishes for your Thanksgiving table. I promise this homemade version will steal the spotlight from the turkey. It is that good!! This is a creamy satisfying green bean casserole that you make from scratch. Green beans are healthy, but this creamy casserole is not that healthy….